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CLASSICAL VIOLIN & PIANO
Javier Orman & Matthew Brower
U-M School of Music Performance Outreach Program

For this performance, U-M Graduate student Javier Orman will perform classical violin music. He is a doctoral student in violin performance, and he will be accompanied by pianist Matthew Brower, a master's student in piano performance. They will play music ranging from the Baroque to contemporary jazz. Both students are in the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance Outreach in the Performing Arts Program.
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5470


HOLIDAY CONCERT
Nephrology & Friends
Last year's popular holiday variety show is making a reappearance. The Division of Nephrology is again teaming up with Gifts of Art to offer their holiday concert as a gift to all of the patients and their families and friends within the hospital. Some of the talented performers will return from last year, including the Cheruty Choir (composed of Nephrology patients) and members of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Dr. Crystal Gadegbeku will be the master of ceremonies, and together with the Nephrology community’s many talented children, faculty, staff, patients and friends, they will bring some cheer to this holiday season. This performance will be broadcast on UH Closed Circuit TV, Channel 45, Dec. 8, 2008-Jan. 8, 2009.
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5470


CANCELLED ― Replacement below
MUSIC OF THE SEASON

Ypsilanti Youth Orchestra
Now in its tenth year, the Ypsilanti Youth Orchestra provides an opportunity for middle and high school students in Washtenaw and neighboring counties to participate in the rich experience of orchestral music. The Ypsilanti Youth Orchestra brings smiles to the faces and warmth to the hearts of the audience as they celebrate the magic of the season with this special holiday program. The YYO is a full orchestra, performing arrangements of classics, jazz, musicals, hip hop, as well as seasonal pieces. Under the direction of William R. Hayes, Jr., the students develop their musical skills in an atmosphere of warmth, structure, challenge, and creativity. 
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5470


REPLACEMENT
JAZZ OF THE SEASON
Jake Reichbart & Friends

Guitar virtuoso Jake Reichbart leads this jazz group of local musicians in music inspired by the season. You’ll hear favorites that ring a bell, yet are interpreted and arranged in a new way.  Under Reichbart’s direction, this group interprets well-loved songs in jazz-flavored renditions, tastefully interpreting classic jazz and pop standards in a unique style. An Ann Arborite since 1991, Reichbart has been honored with numerous praises and awards for his performances and recordings, such as the Emily Remler Guitar Scholarship award and winner of the 1992 WEMU Jazz competition for a vocal/guitar duo.  
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5470


SEASONAL HARMONIES
Counterpoint

Come enjoy some of your seasonal favorites with the local band Counterpoint. They will entertain you with their blended vocal harmonies and refreshing arrangements. With Debbie Colesa, Deborah Davis, and Laurie Williams on vocals, and Paul Olsztyn, Peter Tchoryk, and Kyle Rasmussen on guitar, trumpet, and drums respectively, their full bodied yet easy listening sound is enlivening. You’re invited to join in the fun, so bring your jingle bells to help deck the halls. Special guests:  Fritz Adams Crisler (electric bass), Ken Davis (piano).
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5470


STROLLING VICTORIAN CAROLING
The Arbor Consort

In picturesque costumes of 19th-century England, this all a cappella vocal ensemble will perform four-part harmonies in patient care areas, creating a festive holiday atmosphere right at bedside. Selections will include well-known Victorian carols, some Hanukkah songs and several beautiful European carols.
Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, 1:30-4:00 pm
Patient Care Areas
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5470


HAPPY HOLIDAYS
No Concert
Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008

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